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Thoughts While Shaving for May 21

Memorial Day is Monday, lest you forget. Weather forecast is for a hot day, like 98 degrees.

Weather for today is sunny and a high of 89 degrees, Wednesday, a high of 86, Thursday’s high near 91 … then temps rise. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day …. highs in the 96 to 98 degree range, and no rain in the forecast.

Not the forecast farmers want to hear.

Check the latest seasonably adjusted unemployment rates for April, North Carolina was 4.0 range, nationally 3.9 percent. County unemployment data will be released Wednesday, May 29. Jobs are available in North Carolina and in Bladen County.

What if every multi-millionaire/billionaire would step up as Robert F. Smith did over the weekend and pay off the debt of recent college graduates and give them a better starting place as they enter the work force. And they could. If you missed it, Smith, a wealthy investment entrepreneur was Morehouse College’s graduation speaker who announced he and his family were paying off student loans for all the 2019 graduates of Morehouse … expected to be in the $40 million range. Students worked hard to earn a degree, but are drowning in debt.

We live in a great nation, but there are those who are ‘down on themselves’ and others. They need a hand, maybe someone to listen and offer encouragement.

“My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.” Jimmy Carter on people waving at him following his presidency.

“When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.” George W. Bush on being decisive.

“I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong signal that no matter what happens to American she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in the world.” Stephen Colbert on George W. Bush

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” John F. Kennedy

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